Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival: Celebrities Show their Best of Physique
Coachella 2015 has become the favourite place of
celebrities to present their best fit bodies on the show. The 2015 Coachella
Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off April 10, and the celebrities came out
to play, working their easiest, breeziest fashions. A-listers like Kendall
Jenner, Bella Thorne, and Julianne Hough wore to the style-savvy fest! The
annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival is held at the Empire Polo
Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in
the Colorado Desert. It was founded by Paul Tollett in 1999 and is organized by
Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live. The event features many genres of music,
including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art
installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously
host live music.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella
or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the
Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire's Coachella
Valley in the Colorado Desert. It was founded by Paul Tollett in 1999 and is
organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live. The event features many
genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as
well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages
continuously host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor
Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent; a smaller Oasis Dome was
used in 2006 and 2011, while a new Yuma stage was introduced in 2013.
The festival's origins trace back to a 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed at
the Empire Polo Club while boycotting venues controlled by Ticketmaster. The
show validated the site's viability for hosting large events, leading to the
inaugural Coachella Festival being held in October 1999 over two days, just
three months after the disastrous Woodstock '99. After no event was held in
2000, Coachella returned on an annual basis beginning in April 2001 as a
single-day event. In 2002, the festival reverted to a two-day format. Coachella
was expanded to a third day in 2007 and eventually a second weekend in 2012; it
is currently held on consecutive three-day weekends in April, with each weekend
having identical lineups. Organizers began permitting spectators to camp on the
grounds in 2003, one of several expansions and additions of amenities that have
been made in the festival's history.
Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging
artists and reunited groups. Notable appearances in the past include: AC/DC, Amy
Winehouse, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Prince, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang
Clan, The Killers, Of Monsters and Men, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Madonna, The Cure,
Kanye West, Eminem, Gorillaz, The Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine, Beck,
Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Muse, Red
Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters. Coachella is one of the largest, most
famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States. In 2014, the
festival tallied an aggregate attendance of 579,000 over six days and grossed a
record-breaking $78.3 million.
On November 5, 1993, Pearl Jam performed before almost 25,000 fans at the Empire
Polo Club, a 78-acre site in Indio, California that had previously never hosted
a music festival. Although the band's management chose the fledgling site as
part of a boycott of Ticketmaster and the Southern California auditoriums it
controlled, the event established the polo club's suitability for large-scale
events. Paul Tollett, who was involved in finding the venue for Pearl Jam, said
the concert sowed the seeds for an eventual music festival there: "It was a
really great show. Really crazy. So we wanted to do a festival five or six years
later, and looked at a bunch of different places. But then we thought 'Why not
go back out there?''
Six years later, on October 9–10, 1999, the inaugural Coachella Valley Music and
Arts Festival was held, courtesy of concert promoters Goldenvoice. Headlining
acts included Beck, The Chemical Brothers, Tool, Morrissey, and Rage Against the
Machine; other acts included Jurassic 5, DJ Mike Hawk, and Underworld.
Originally, promoters had hoped to make the event three days (Friday-Sunday) and
even considered the UK band Massive Attack as the third-day headliner. Due to
the fires and riots at Woodstock '99 three months earlier, Coachella promoters
were not allowed to offer on-site camping, a ban that continued until 2002. The
organizers strived to recreate European music festivals with small crowds in a
great setting with plenty of turntables. By booking acts based on artistry
rather than radio popularity, Coachella earned the title of "the
Tickets sold for $50 for each day; about 17,000 tickets sold for the first day,
and 20,000 for the second, falling short of the overall attendance goal of
70,000. Attendees were offered free parking and a free bottle of water upon
entrance. The event went smoothly, with the well-behaved crowd starkly
contrasting with the violence that plagued Woodstock '99; the biggest challenges
to Coachella concertgoers were temperatures exceeding 100°F and the decisions of
which of the 80-plus acts to attend. However, Goldenvoice lost $800,000 on the
undertaking, with prominent bands like Rage Against the Machine, Tool, and Beck
agreeing to delayed compensation. Tollett was forced to sell Goldenvoice,
eventually agreeing to be acquired by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) in
March 2001 for $7 million. Tollett initially retained full control of Coachella,
but now shares ownership evenly with AEG.
In 2001, Goldenvoice moved the festival to the month of April in an attempt to
beat the heat and scheduled a single day. Ticket prices were raised to $65.
Organizers encountered difficulty booking acts for the festival. Months before
the event, promoters did not have a headline act and the festival risked
failure. Promoters turned to Perry Farrell, who brought the reunited Jane's
Addiction to the project.
In 2002, the event returned to a two-day format, featuring the reunited Siouxsie
and the Banshees, as well as headlining acts Björk and Oasis.The strong
supporting acts helped prove to the Indio community that the event could bring
in money and take place without conflict.
On January 6, 2015 Coachella announced the official lineup for their 2015
festival. Headliners include AC/DC, Drake, and Jack White. Other notable
performers include Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, Alesso, The Weeknd, Tame
Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Alabama Shakes, alt-J, and Ryan Adams. The 2015
festival will be held on April 10–12 and April 17–19. General admission tickets
again sold out in less than 20 minutes.
The other half of the festival is dedicated to visual arts, including
installation art and sculpture. Most of the pieces are interactive, providing a
visual treat to the attendees walking amongst the festival grounds. Some of the
works were featured at Burnisel and involves participants from architecture
schools, both local and international. A few of the visual artists, such as
Hotshot the Robot, Robochrist Industries, the Tesla Coil (Cauac), Cyclecide, and
The Do LaB, alongside avant-garde performance troupe Lucent Dossier Experience,
have appeared for several consecutive years. Poster artist Emek has produced
limited edition posters every year since 2007.
The festival takes place in a desert setting as the city of Indio is a part of
the Colorado Desert. Temperatures during the festival's history have ranged from
124 °F (51 °C) on October 9, 1999 to 41 °F (5 °C) on April 14, 2012.
In 2003, Coachella started allowing tent camping as an option for festival
lodging. The campground site is on a polo field adjacent to the venue grounds
and has its own entrance on the south side of the venue. 2010 introduced many
new features, such as re-entry from the campsite to the festival grounds,
parking next to your tent, and recreational vehicle camping spots (recreational
vehicle camping was offered one year only). For that festival, there were more
than 17,000 campers. At the 2012 event, on-site facilities included recycling, a
general store, showers, mobile phone charging stations and an internet cafe with
Organizers of the Coachella festival manage its carbon footprint by involving
employees and attendees. The festival organizers promote carpooling and reward
people who participate: cars with four or more people that display the word "carpoolchella"
somewhere on their car may be selected by a secret spotter to win VIP
tickets/pass for life for everyone in the car. In 2007, Coachella teamed up with
Global Inheritance to start a 10 for 1 recycling program, in which anyone who
collects ten empty water bottles receives a free full one. In 2009, the festival
introduced $10 refillable water bottles, which purchasers could refill at water
stations inside the festival and within the campgrounds.
According to the Los Angeles Times, booking fees for most artists playing the
festival allegedly start at $15,000 and extend into the "high six figures";
top-billed artists for 2010 were expected to be paid over $1 million.
Billboard 's sources estimate that non-headline acts can earn anywhere from
$500 to $100,000. In booking the festival, Goldenvoice uses radius clauses that
can prevent acts from performing in Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, or San Diego
for up to three months before and after the festival. The promoter has allowed
some of Coachella's acts to make appearances in the region prior to the festival
and between weekends, but only at events and venues owned or controlled by
Goldenvoice's parent company Anschutz Entertainment Group; one such example was
Jay-Z's concert at Staples Center in 2010. Goldenvoice now promotes these
events, dubbed "Localchella", as a series of small warm-up shows for Coachella
in Southern California.
Since 2011, YouTube has live streamed the opening weekend of Coachella. Viewers
can choose from three channels of performances to watch. Since 2014, AXS TV has
been broadcasting the second weekend on television; over 20 hours of live
performances from the 2015 festival will be broadcast on AXS TV. Performances
from the 2015 festival will also be broadcast live on SiriusXM satellite radio
for the first time.
The success of Coachella has led its organizers to partner with other American
music festivals. In September 2014, Goldenvoice announced it had entered into a
joint venture with Red Frog Events to help them promote and produce their
Firefly Music Festival. In January 2015, a similar agreement was reached with
the organizers of the Hangout Music Festival.
Clothing retailer H&M unveiled a clothing line inspired by the festival in 2015
called "H&M Loves Coachella". The success of Coachella in its early years proved
music festivals could work and succeed in a destination form, as opposed to a
traveling festival. The year of Coachella's debut was also the year of Woodstock
'99, which was marred by riots, fires, and rapes, turning many people off music
festivals. In the years following Coachella's success, many other festivals have
followed in its footsteps, copying its format as a destination festival with
multiple stages, attractions, art, and camping. Some of these new festivals have
grown to achieve the same success as Coachella, such as Lollapalooza in Chicago,
Governors Ball in New York City and Bonnaroo in Tennessee. According to a 2015
ranking by online ticket retailer viagogo, Coachella was the second-most
in-demand concert ticket, trailing only the Tomorrowland festival.
According to a 2012 economic impact study, Coachella brought $254.4 million to
the desert region that year, of that total, Indio received $89.2 million in
consumer spending and $1.4 million in tax revenue. In 2007, Goldenvoice
inaugurated the Stagecoach Festival, an annual country music festival that takes
place on the same grounds as Coachella the following weekend. Seen as a "cousin"
of Coachella, Stagecoach has grown at a faster pace, eventually selling out for
the first time in 2012 with 55,000 attendees.
Coachella Festival over the years has become the place for celebrities and fans
to show their best of physique and latest trends in fashion. Women Fitness
brings the few chosen celebrities who were talk of the festival.
Kimberley Garner is best known for starring in E4's reality drama Made In
Chelsea. She joined the show in series three as Oliver Proudlock's friend from
church and worships at the Holy Trinity Brompton once a week. The daughter of
millionaire property developers, she has followed in their footsteps. After
finishing at St George's Ascot school, she went into property, revamping houses
at the very top of the market. She started her Luxury Swimwear collection
creating her own clothing label "Kimberley London"
Created in 2013 by Kimberley Garner, Kimberley London Swimwear is her capsule
collection. Inspired by fabulous locations around the world, Kimberley London
encompasses pure luxury. With the finest Italian fabric and gold pendants made
in Paris, the Bikinis are manufactured in the UK, keeping them the Best of
The feel behind the collection was to create pieces that were elegant, but also
fun and a little cheeky. Using this seasons pop pastel colors and focusing on
the cut. “I wanted to design a collection that flattered the women’s body, that
was fun but also elegant” “Its such a great feeling being on the beach in a
beautiful bikini. I have focused on every detail of the collection, wanting to
make girls feel beautiful.” she says on her website kimberleylondon.com.
She also writes her lifestyle blog at kimberleylondon.com/lifestyle. Her
introduction on Wikipedia reads as Property heiress, model, actress and fashion
designer. Director of Kimberley London Ltd. Recently Kimberley Garner
exceptionally accomplished and talented model and fashion designer was in
conversation with Namita Nayyar President Women Fitness. Check her out at:
Kendall Nicole Jenner was born on November 3rd 1995. She is an American reality
television star, television personality, model, and brand ambassador for
Seventeen Magazine. She is best known for appearing on the E! reality TV show
Keeping Up with the Kardashians that she shares with her family. She has
modelled for the Sherri Hill dress line, which specializes in dresses for proms
and pageants. Jenner was featured in People's "Beautiful People" article. Jenner
is also a runway model and appears at public events.
Jenner was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the first daughter of William
Bruce Jenner and Kristen "Kris" Mary Jenner. She has a younger sister, Kylie
Kristen. Through her mother's side, she has three older half-sisters: Kourtney
Mary , Kimberly Noel "Kim" and Khloé Alexandria , and one half-brother Robert
Arthur "Rob" Kardashian. From her father, she has three older half-brothers:
Burton William "Burt" , Brandon Thompson, and Sam Brody, and an older
half-sister, Casey Jenner .Jenner was a cheerleader at Sierra Canyon School, but
became home schooled in the 2012-2013 school year.
Jenner was first featured in Paper magazine's "Beautiful People" article series
with Kylie. She began her modelling career by signing with the Wilhelmina
modelling agency at age 14. Her first modelling job was a campaign for Forever
21. She has done photo shoots with OK! magazine, Teen Vogue, and photographer
Nick Saglimbeni. Kendall has also expressed an interest in acting as well, but
has explained that college is a greater priority. Also she has modelled for the
Sherri Hill dress line, which specializes in dresses for proms and pageants.
Once again, she pursued runway by modelling for the official Hello Kitty Launch
for Forever 21 in Los Angeles. Also, Seventeen Magazine has chosen Kendall along
with Kylie Jenner as Style Stars of 2011 and also the new 'Style Ambassadors'
for the magazine. Kendall and Kylie have also been given the opportunity to host
events such as the Glee 3D Concert Movie red carpet and the Breaking Dawn Part 1
red carpet event in Los Angeles; the two also did an interview in the Bing Box
at The Hunger Games premiere on March 12, 2012.
Kendall Jenner has Star Potential to Rule the Celebrity World Jenner has
ventured into runway modelling, Her first runway modelling job was the Sherri
Hill show in New York on September 14, 2011. She and Kyle have also hosted
fashion week parties. Kendall has two nail lacquers from the Nicole O.P.I nail
polish brand called "All Kendall-ed up" and "Kendall on the Katwalk". In 2012,
Jenner was on the cover with her sister Kylie on Teen Vogue. Also, she was on
the cover of Seventeen Magazine's Back-To-School September issue along with her
younger sister, Kylie Jenner.
On February 8, 2013, PacSun announced it launched a women's clothing line
designed and inspired by the Jenner sisters called "Kendall & Kylie" available
exclusively at PacSun.
Behati Prinsloo is a Namibian model. In 2008, she became the face of the
Victoria's Secret sub-brand Pink and moved on to become a Victoria's Secret
Angel in 2009.
Prinsloo was born in Grootfontein, Namibia, where her father is a minister and
her mother runs a bed and breakfast. While on holiday in Cape Town, South
Africa, at the age of 16, Prinsloo was discovered by model scout Sarah Doukas.
Prinsloo has walked in fashion shows for Chanel, Prada, and Miu Miu. She has
been on the covers of Vogue, The Daily Telegraph magazine, Italy's Muse, Russian
Vogue, French, Swedish & Italian Elle, and American Velvet.
Her ad campaigns include Adore, Aquascutum, Chanel, H&M, Hugo Boss, Kurt Geiger,
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Studio, Nina Ricci, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, DKNY Jeans and
Nine West as well as a Vogue Italia editorial. On her resume are appearances in
the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In
2009, Prinsloo was made a Victoria's Secret Angel. She has been doing print work
for the company as the face for their sub-brand "Pink". Prinsloo ranked 14th on
'The Top Sexiest Models' list by
models.com. She was announced as the face of Australian swimwear brand Seafolly
for summer 2012.
She played the rich girl in the "Rich Girls" music video by The Virgins. The
night before the 4 December 2012 airing of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion
Show, Prinsloo and fellow Victoria's Secret models Jacquelyn Jablonski and
Jasmine Tookes guest starred on the 3 December "Ha'awe Make Loa" episode of CBS'
Hawaii Five-0. Prinsloo is close friends with Canadian model Coco Rocha and
fellow South African and Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel. Prinsloo
dated Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine from May of 2012 until March of 2013.
Miss Prinsloo, who was granted her Angel status in 2009, says at this point,
walking the show has almost become old hat. 'I think you get more comfortable
with yourself over the years, but it always feels new and exciting because we
never know what we are going to wear. It is such a family. You just come
together and have a good time and play dress-up.' When it comes to her pre-show
beauty routine, the model says she is 'kind of stuck in my old habits'.
'I love rose water spray or the Weleda skin food that I just got. I just started
using it, and it’s amazing. Other than that, I just do mascara -- any kind, I
don’t care. The best is like Revlon,' she said. Miss Prinsloo, who will be
modeling a 'British Invasion' look that sees her dressed in Victoria's Secret's
version of a Buckingham Palace guard, a 'Shipwrecked look which is all mermaids
and castaways, and also a 'Snow Angels' look, she she is just excited to get
'sassy' on the runway.
'Nothing too bad can happen, just have a good time. Usually, other shows they
tell you don’t do this or don’t do that. But this time, you get to do whatever
you want to do. People get sassy and it’s awesome'
Paris Whitney Hilton is an American heiress, socialite, television personality,
businesswoman, fashion designer, entrepreneur, model, actress, producer, author
and singer. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of
Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised in both California and New York,
Hilton began a modelling career as a teenager when she signed with Donald
Trump's modelling agency, T Management. Her hard-partying lifestyle and rumoured
short-lived relationships with Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar de la Hoya led her to
earn a position as a fixture in entertainment news. For her notoriety as a
socialite, Hilton was hailed by the media as "New York's leading It Girl" in
Hilton gained significant notoriety for a sex tape, which was released shortly
before the premiere of the reality series The Simple Life , which was a huge
success and brought Hilton and co-star Nicole Richie to an international
recognition. Hilton then released her 2004 autobiography Confessions of an
Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose, landed a supporting role in the
2005 horror film House of Wax, and recorded the 2006 music album Paris. She
later starred in the series Paris Hilton's My New BFF and its two spin-offs,
Paris Hilton's British Best Friend and Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF. Hilton has
since done a voice role in the TV movie The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation and
appeared in the reality show The World According to Paris . She recently
appeared in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring.
She has appeared in several lists compiled by magazines such as Maxim, FHM as
well as Stuff. She is also regularly placed on lists composed by Forbes magazine
and was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health.
Critics also suggest that Hilton epitomizes the title of famous for being
famous; she is an example of the modern phenomenon of the "celebutante", the
celebrity who rises to fame not because of their talent or work but because of
their inherited wealth and controversial lifestyle. In recent years, she has
parlayed her media fame into a fashion line and various perfumes with her
celebrity endorsement — her fragrances have reportedly earned $1.5 billion.
Currently, there are 44 Paris Hilton Stores worldwide and her brand includes
perfumes, handbags, watches, footwear, among other products. Hilton earns over
$10 million a year from her products sales and as of 2005 she was paid $300,000
for appearances in clubs and events.
Her fresh attempt at a chart-topper features American rapper Lil Wayne, whose
label she is signed to. While Paris has been engaged twice, first in 2002 to
model Jason Shaw, then again in 2005 to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, both
were broken off and she now says she couldn't be happier with River, who at 22
is ten years her junior.
Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne is an American teen actress, dancer, singer, and
model. She is a child model and actor with appearances in more than 20 films and
television series and more than 60 commercials, she is best known for her role
as the aspiring young dancer CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel original series
Shake It Up. Bella Thorne was born on October 8, 1997, in Pembroke Pines,
Florida. She is the youngest of four children who are also actors. Her father,
Reinaldo, was of Cuban descent, and Thorne has stated that she also has Italian
and Irish ancestry.
Thorne's first film appearance was an uncredited role as a sidelines fan in the
2003 film Stuck on You. She has since appeared in film and television projects
including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Entourage, The O.C. (as a younger version of
Taylor Townsend), the third-last episode of October Road (as Angela Ferilli, the
pre-adolescence crush of the main characters; her older brother Remy also
guest-starred in the same episode as a younger Eddie Latekka), and five episodes
of Dirty Sexy Money (as Margaux Darling). In 2007 Thorne appeared as a young
girl plagued by supernatural visions in The Seer.
In 2008, Thorne starred alongside Christian Slater and Taylor Lautner in the
short-lived drama series My Own Worst Enemy, for which she won a Young Artist's
Award for her portrayal of the character Ruthy Spivey; Thorne described her
Enemy casting as a major breakthrough as this was the first recurring role in
her career. She then appeared in the ten-episode web series Little Monk, which
depicted characters from the series Monk as children. In 2009, she filled the
role of the vengeful antagonist in the horror film Forget Me Not.
In 2010, Thorne joined the cast of HBO's Big Love in its fourth season,
replacing Jolean Wejbe in the role of Bill Henrickson's daughter Tancy 'Teeny'
Henrickson (though she had actually auditioned for a different role). She also
guest starred on Wizards of Waverly Place, as Max's girlfriend Nancy Lukey. In
addition, Thorne took on a supporting role in the family drama Raspberry Magic.
The single is part of the star's self-titled debut album, which will also
feature a collaboration with her Shake It Up co-star Zendaya. Thorne will also
appear in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - due out
October 10 - with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner.
Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American professional ballroom dancer, country
music singer and actress. She is most widely known for being a two-time champion
of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for Creative Arts Primetime
Emmy in 2007 for outstanding choreography. Hough was signed to Mercury Nashville
Records in December 2007. Her self-titled debut album was released May 20, 2008,
debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and No. 3 on the
Billboard 200. It sold 67,000 copies its first week, and has sold over 320,000
total copies. On October 12, 2008, she released a holiday album, Sounds of the
Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection, which as of January 5, 2009, had
sold 157,000 copies. Her first leading role was in the 2011 film remake of
Footloose. Most recently, she has starred in the film Rock of Ages, released on
June 15, 2012.
Fitness videos: Dance With Julianne: Cardio Ballroom (2009), Dance with
Julianne: Just Dance! (2010) Man, it doesn't get much more girl-next-door than
Julianne Hough. The country singer and two-time Dancing With The Stars winner
just glows with cheer, giddiness, and all that silly sweet shit. Even though we
got a lot of love for Hough, we have to admit that her workout DVDs are kind of
a fail. We can't imagine too many couch potatoes keeping up with her movies
without breaking their necks.
In June 2012, Hough told AOL's The Boot that her second album was "completely
done" and that she was initially "really, really looking forward to the record."
However, she also stated that, due to the underperforming lead single and having
"a lot of momentum" in her film career, there are no plans to release Wildfire.
She does intend to resume focusing on her music career at some point, though: "I
feel like when I have the time to focus on it, and when I feel like it is the
right time, I'll return to my music," she said Hough's first acting job was in
2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released as Harry Potter and
the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S.), the film adaptation of British author J. K.
Rowling's bestselling novel. She appeared in an uncredited role as a "Hogwarts
Hough appears in the 2010 musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina
Aguilera. In the film, which chronicles a small-town girl (Aguilera) who finds
success at a Los Angeles burlesque club. Hough plays a dancer named Georgia.
Hough's first leading role was as Ariel Moore in the 2011 remake of the
Paramount film Footloose, opposite Kenny Wormald as Ren McCormack. Filming began
in September 2010.
She played the role of Sherrie Christian in the 2012 film adaptation of the
Broadway musical Rock of Ages, alongside Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige.
Alessandra Corine Ambrósio is a Brazilian model. Ambrosio is best known for her
work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the
company's "PINK" line. Ambrosio is currently one of the Victoria's Secret Angels
and has modeled for brands such as Next, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, and
Ambrosio serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Ambrosio was also selected by AskMen.com as Number 2 out of the "Top 99 Most
Desirable Women of 2008". In 2012, she came in 6th on the Forbes top-earning
models list, estimated to have earned $6.6 million in one year. Ambrosio was
born in Erechim, Brazil on April 11, 1981. Her parents own a petrol station. She
has Italian and Polish ancestry. She enrolled at a modelling class at the age of
12, and at the age of 14, she was one of 20 finalists for the 1996 Elite Model
Look national competition for Brazil. Ambrosio was always insecure about her
large ears, and at the age of 12, she had cosmetic surgery to have her ears
pinned back, though two years later she suffered complications. In 2006, she
appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, and said that the surgery was a bad experience
and has discouraged her from ever getting plastic surgery again.
When Ambrosio was 12 years old, she started modeling classes,and then began
modeling for Dilson Stein at age 15. Competing in Brazil's Elite Model Look
competition started her modeling career in earnest. Her first notable modeling
job was the cover of Brazilian Elle magazine. Elite passed along some of her
Polaroids to Guess which led her booking the Millennium GUESS? campaign. She has
since appeared in advertisements for brands like Revlon, Christian Dior, Giorgio
Armani, and Ralph Lauren, as well as the Pirelli Calendar. She has walked the
catwalks for designers such as Prada, Chanel, and Oscar de la Renta.
She has appeared in numerous international magazine covers, including
Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue and
the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour in the United States in 2006.In
2004, Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais,
a division of Rosa Chá. It sold 10,000 units in only its first month on the
market. Ambrosio was the face for the UK company Next and starred in their first
television campaign in 12 years. On the July 2009 cover of Marie Claire,
Ambrosio appeared in a spread with Sacha Baron Cohen to promote Baron Cohen's
2009 film Brüno.
Ambrosio, became the face of Brazilian sportswear brand Colcci costarring with
Ashton Kutcher in a steamy denim ad. She was ranked No. 5 on Forbes' The World's
Top-Earning Models list, with an estimated earnings of $5 million over the year
2010–2011. In October 2011, Ambrosio became Vogue's blogger, commenting on her
wardrobe by posting one photo of herself each day for a month.
On August 13, 2012 she appeared in the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony as
part of Rio de Janeiro's Handover show By 2004, she was selected as the first
spokesmodel for the Victoria's Secret "PINK" line In 2005, she walked the
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway wearing lingerie made entirely out of
candy. In the 2008 edition of the Fashion Show, she walked the runway three
months after giving birth to her first child, and opened the show the following
year in 2009. The 2011 show saw her wearing the heaviest wings (30 lb) ever made
for the show. In 2012, Ambrosio was chosen to wear the "Fantasy Bra". The Floral
Fantasy Bra, created by London Jewelers, features amethysts, rubies, sapphires
and diamonds (including a 20-carat white diamond in the center), all set in rose
and yellow gold, according to InStyle. There's also a matching belt adorned with
more than 5,200 precious stones.
Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on
HBO's Entourage; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan
O'Brien; A guest judge on Project Runway season 2: Team Lingerie and twice on
The Tyra Banks Show. In 2006, she had a cameo on the box-office hit movie,
Casino Royale appearing briefly as Tennis Girl #1. Ambrosio guest-starred on How
I Met Your Mother (episode: "The Yips") on November 26, 2007 with her fellow
Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Marisa Miller, Miranda
Kerr, and Heidi Klum.
She is often cited by the popular media as one of the world's sexiest women. As
an Angel, she was chosen as one of People magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful
People in the World" in May 2007. Ambrosio has been engaged to businessman Jamie
Mazur since 2008. The couple have two children: daughter Anja Louise Ambrosio
Mazur and son Noah Phoenix Ambrosio Mazur. She is the National Ambassador for
the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Alessandra Ambrosio said “80 percent of
the time I'm on some beautiful island in a bikini. But I'm working and everybody
else is on their honeymoon!”.
Whether she’s dressed up in candy or just being altogether angelic, the very
spicy Alessandra Ambrosio is easily among the modeling world’s most beautiful
women. A regular on the annual list of the AskMen Top 99 Most Desirable Women,
she’s also one of the highest-paid ladies in the industry as well. Perhaps most
familiar to men as a resident Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2004, she’s also
graced the cover of countless magazines, while making memorable stops in movies
(Casino Royale) and television (Entourage and How I Met Your Mother). Besides
adding credence to the theory started by Gisele Bundchen that only undiscovered
supermodels live in Brazil, Ambrosio is now a proud member of the Unofficial
MILF Modeling Club where she’s proudly flaunting off her post-baby shape to
eager industry observers and her many male admirers around the world.
Coachella 2015 has provided an opportunity to celebrities to showcase their
perfect fit bodies.
Dated 15 April 2015